Ryan’s Main Event Review 3/18/14


WWE Main Event
March 18th, 2014
Announcers: Tom Philips & Byron Saxton

*Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Real Americans w/Zeb Coulter

Swagger starts with Goldust and Goldust gets an offensive flurry in before tagging in Cody. Swagger turns the momentum and brings in Cesaro who works over Cody and Swagger trips up Cody on the apron and the Americans work over Cody. Cody flips out of a headlock and hits a Disaster Kick on Swagger. Both men tag out and Cesaro and Goldust go at it. Goldust does his flip powerbomb and then backdrops Cesaro out. The Rhodes Brothers hit their combo somersault/springboard plancha on the Americans as we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK. We come back and Swagger is working over Goldust, hitting the Swagger Bomb, followed by the leapfrog stomp by Cesaro. Goldust hits a back elbow on Swagger and goes for the hot tag, but Cesaro boots Cody off the apron before the tag could be made. Cesaro hits the BIG SWING. Goldust fights off both Americans and tags out to Cody. Cody comes in a house afire, hitting a double springboard dropkick and then a moonsault on Swagger for two. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick, but Swagger catches him and locks in the Patriot Lock. Cody goes for the ropes, but Goldust breaks it up. Cody hits the Cross Rhodes for the win. Really good tag match as you would expect from these two guys. 1 for 1

*Ad for Slam City which I’ve watched on the Network and it’s…something.

*Naomi & Cameron vs. Alicia Fox & Layla

I guess since Layla’s back, she is now Alicia Fox’s partner. Cameron works over Alicia to start and Layla tags in and Layla quickly shows that she is a better dancer than both Funkadactyls. Layla kicks down Cameron and then works a headlock. Layla tags in Alicia who hits a Northern Lights suplex for two. Layla comes back in and misses a splash, allowing Cameron to tag out to Naomi who comes in and cleans house. Naomi hits a hurricanranna for two on Alicia and then hits her butt bump (called the Rear-View apparently) and follows that with a split legged moonsault for the win. Not a great match but they tried and Naomi looked pretty good for a Funkadactyl pirate. 2 for 2

*Raw Recap who Daniel Bryan got owned by Triple H. I loved it although felt it went on a bit long and this is how it should build as long as it end the right way. Me and 80,000 screaming YES with Daniel Bryan holding the belt.

*Big Show vs. Titus O’Neil

Show dominates to start, hitting the chop in the corner. O’Neil gets a chop block and then stomps Big Show and hits a legdrop for two. Titus works over Show and puts him in the headlock. Show fights out with a sidewalk slam. Show goes for a chokeslam, but Titus kicks him off and hits the CLASH OF THE TITUS for two. Wow didn’t see that one coming. Titus hits an elbow drop for two. Titus hits a splash in the corner and then goes for another one, but gets caught this time and caught by the throat and hit with the knockout punch. If Show caught him by the throat why didn’t he hit the chokeslam? Anyway real good power match, after it started out like a Big Show squash but Titus actually looked pretty impressive in a loss. 3 for 3

*And now the Undertaker on Main Event! But first, Paul Heyman, the spokesman and advocate for Brock Lesnar. Paul says he means no disrespect tonight as he will be disrespected at WrestleMania by Brock Lesnar. Heyman trashes Houston and after going there last year I agree with Paul, it’s a dump. No disrespect obviously. Paul says at WrestleMania the streak will end because of Brock Lesnar. Heyman tries to leave but the lights go out. The lights come back in and Undertaker is in the ring and chokes Paul. Undertaker says the one reason Paul Heyman walks out of here tonight is because he wants Paul to tell Brock that the Undertaker will slay the beast in New Orleans and then throw him in Hell. Taker then says he’ll see Brock at Raw. Nothing groundbreaking but you only get 5-8 Undertaker appearances a year so it gets a point. 4 for 4

Final Thoughts: Well, you can tell it’s WrestleMania season and everyone has their working boots on. Real good show, especially the opening tag. And the Undertaker appeared! That’s like Hogan fighting on Superstars back in the 80s.